Today we’re exploring social mobility in some more depth. We’ll look at intergenerational and intragenerational mobility and the difference between absolute and relative mobility. We’ll go over the long run upward social mobility trends in the United States, as well as recent declines in absolute social mobility. We’ll also explore how opportunities for social mobility differ by class, race, and gender.

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Sociology by John J. Macionis, 15th edition (2014)

Measuring relative mobility, part

Five Bleak Facts on Black Opportunity

Pay Equity & Discrimination

In the U.S. and abroad, more young adults are living with their parents